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Declining Snowboard Sales Suggest the Hobby Is in a Serious Slump

Declining Snowboard Sales Suggest the Hobby Is in a Serious Slump

A recent article from Boston Globe correspondent Tony Chamberlain seems to confirm what snowboarding industry insiders have known for several years: the sport is in major decline. Twenty years ago, the popularity of snowboarding was growing by leaps and bounds every year. According to Chamberlain, snowboarders represented 7.7 percent of [...]

2014 Sky Events to Watch Out For

2014 Sky Events to Watch Out For

The night sky is looking bright in 2014-literally! Stargazers unite, because there’s a lot in store when it comes to celestial showdowns, including eclipses, meteor showers and more. Here’s a taste of some of the biggest sky events to expect this year. Total Lunar Eclipse Mark your calendar’s for Tuesday, [...]

Why Leadership Matters on Personal Trips

Why Leadership Matters on Personal Trips

Personal trips are meant to be fun and relaxing. It’s a chance to have a few days days or weeks of freedom from the rules and restraints of the rest of your life. For these reasons, most people don’t give leadership a second thought when it comes to making plans [...]

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Explorers Museum Opens In Ireland

A new museum dedicated to celebrating exploration and explorers has opened in Ireland. The curators of the museum, which took up residence in a famous castle in Tullamore, Ireland, have set some ambitious plans for 2014 – and beyond. The not-for-profit organization looks to not only celebrate the past, but [...]

6 Things to Know About Bobsleigh

6 Things to Know About Bobsleigh

If you’re brushing up on your knowledge of winter sports in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, you’ll want to learn about the world of bobsleigh. This ice-based team sport was made popular in the classic comedy, Cool Runnings, but there’s probably a lot you don’t know about [...]

Adventurers Attempting Winter Traverse of Brooks Range

Adventurers Attempting Winter Traverse of Brooks Range

Stretching for nearly 700 miles across the northernmost regions of Alaska and Canada, the Brooks Range is one of the most remote and rugged mountain chains on the planet. Largely uninhabited, and seldom visited, even in the short summer months, it is a beautiful, but demanding, wilderness that will test [...]

6 Things to Know About Skeleton Racing

6 Things to Know About Skeleton Racing

There are less than fifty days until the start of the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The Winter Olympics are especially exciting because so many of the events include traveling at high speeds on either ice or snow. Luge and bobsled events always attract a lot of attention, but the [...]

Choosing the Best Days to Ski (Hint: the Holidays)

Choosing the Best Days to Ski (Hint: the Holidays)

Any day, during ski season that is, is a good day; but some are better than others. We can’t always predict sunshine and no wind, but we can strive for no lines, no traffic and a bar stool in the lodge. Tuesdays Although any day during the work week (Mon- [...]

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January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

Have you always wanted to learn to ski or snowboard but just haven’t gotten around to it just yet? Have you dreamed of effortlessly carving an elegant path down the side of a mountain? Do you want to spend days playing in fresh powder in a pristine alpine setting? Well, [...]

Colorado Outdoor Apparel Companies We Love

Colorado Outdoor Apparel Companies We Love

You got your skis or snowboard all tuned up and ready to go, but what about your outfit? Okay, we all know men don’t wear outfits, they wear gear. So, whether you’re shopping for gear or an outfit, buy local and check some of these homegrown companies. ObermeyerFounded by Klaus [...]